After years of research, an animal scientist looking for ways to keep inflammation down in cattle came up with a novel approach: feed them flax. The flax in their food helps keep animals healthy and has an added benefit for those who later eat their meat: omega-3 enriched beef.
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Late last November, the restaurant Saison changed its seating and concept with something called “The Switch,” which was a move meant to transform the popular restaurant into a one-seating per night affair. Chef-owner Joshua Skenes and sommelier Mark Bright wanted to bring an intimate and intuitive experience to diners in their 18-seat space, and The Switch happened on the heels of the restaurant receiving its second Michelin star — one of only six in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This Monday marked the debut of the San Francisco episode of The Layover, where Anthony Bourdain showed some local love for San Francisco. Bay Area Bites caught up with Bourdain via email for a quick Q&A. Watch the San Francisco Layover episode in this post.
Simon Doonan is the author of the new book Gay Men Don’t Get Fat, (Blue Rider Press, $24.95) which is a twist on the 1970s book Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche and the more recent book French Women Don’t Get Fat. Doonan will be signing books at Barneys San Francisco on Saturday, January 21 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Next month, the Mission outpost of sausage and craft beer emporium Rosamunde Sausage Grill marks its third birthday. Partner-owner Josh Margolis shared some meaty updates with Bay Area Bites recently: plans for an East Bay Rosamunde location are in the works.
Peter Temkin brings a decade of experience to Show Dogs and specializes in charcuterie from pates and whole-cut dry-cured meats to fresh sausages. Recipe for Salumi Paradiso.
Chefs Grace Nguyen and Chad Newton may be the couple that seem to do everything together: work, live, cook, and create food-related businesses in the Bay Area.
Mitch Rosenthal is the chef and owner of three of San Francisco’s most beloved restaurants, Town Hall, Salt House, and Anchor & Hope, as well as Irving Street Kitchen in Portland, Oregon. The recipes for many of his favorite dishes appear in his newly published cookbook, Cooking My Way Back Home, and reflect the Southern exuberance of Town Hall, the contemporary approach of Salt House, and the focus on fresh seafood of Anchor & Hope.
The Cajun and Creole dishes of his native Louisiana influence Chef Justin Simoneaux’s cooking at the recently opened Boxing Room.
Chefs Sarah and Evan Rich share their favorite food haunts and the details about their Chefs’ Night Off Pop-up Dinners at Radius.
Kevin Diedrich is the bar manager of Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen. The San Francisco Chronicle recently named him one of five Bay Area “Bar Stars.” BAB caught up with Diedrich via an email interview.
Arnold Eric Wong is the Executive Chef of E&O Trading Company and is that rare born and bred San Francisco native. His style of modern “East-meets-West” Asian cuisine has evolved over nearly twenty years or professional cooking experience. Wong shared his food and restaurant favorites with Bay Area Bites, with an assist from his wife Amy.
Prospect is the first restaurant where Ravi Kapur bears the title of Executive Chef. Before opening Prospect last year–which is often dubbed the “little sister” restaurant to Boulevard — Kapur worked as Chef de Cuisine at Boulevard. Kapur shared his list of favored San Francisco Bay Area eating and drinking spots.
McQuade’s Celtic Chutneys are made by the San Francisco-based “Chutney Chef” Alison McQuade. This writer has seen McQuade’s chutneys used for private and catered events, as accoutrements with cheese and meat platters…and more. McQuade hails from Glasgow, Scotland, and has lived in the U.S. for the past thirty years. McQuade shared her local favorite food and drink spots with BAB.
Chef and Restaurateur Staffan Terje likes it fresh at his Perbacco and barbacco eno trattoria “authentic Italian” restaurants in San Francisco. Why would a Swedish-raised chef choose to craft traditional dishes and recipes from “la cucina Piemontese?” Terje explained, “Italian food is the food that talks to me. You don’t choose who you fall in love with. It just happens.” Terje shares his favorite Bay Area food spots on BAB.